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Every year, manufacturing industry leaders, subject matter experts and QAD customers gather for a week of learning, networking, training and of course, some good ole fun. QAD Explore, a four-day customer conference connecting the global community of leading manufacturers — from over 30 countries — is only a few months away. You want to attend (we know), but what can you expect this year in New Orleans?

Insightful Speakers

QAD Explore will offer more than 30 sessions from over 50 speakers from around the world. You’ll gain different perspectives and hear from manufacturing industry experts, QAD executives and QAD customers about various topics, from advanced technologies and emerging trends to strategic and solution-specific developments across the vertical markets QAD serves.

Thought-provoking Sessions

Join us each day at Explore for an extensive lineup of hand-picked breakout sessions and on-site training classes. Regardless of what projects or business plans you have planned for the year, you are sure to find session topics that pique your interest. Check out the agenda for a complete day-by-day listing.

Want to learn how a few foundational improvements can help pave the way for new innovations?

Have a look at Tuesday’s session on digital transformation with QAD customer Visteon. Embark on a hands-on journey and discover ways to leverage emerging trends such as AI and edge computing across your business.

Interested in hearing about a QAD customer’s journey to the QAD Cloud?

Check out Wednesday’s session covering Caterpillar’s story on the migration of their South Carolina foundry to the QAD Cloud with QAD QMS, QAD Supplier Portal and other integrated solutions.

What about other QAD customer case studies?

We have multiple case study sessions planned throughout the week, from a customer’s implementation of QAD Automation Solutions to an entire transformation of a customer’s manual quality system to eQMS, presented by the customers themselves.

Hands-on Training

In addition to the many great agenda sessions we have planned, you’ll have opportunities to take a deep dive into the three training classes held on-site. Each course is a chance to work together with and learn from QAD subject matter experts. This year’s classes are geared toward a range of customer roles, enabling new perspectives on how to optimize your QAD ERP solutions to best meet your business needs.

Network with Industry Professionals

Now, QAD Explore isn’t all about presentations from members of the QAD community. You’ll get to interact with them as well! We kick off Explore with a Welcome Reception on Monday, followed by the Sponsor Expo Reception on Tuesday and a much anticipated off-site event Wednesday evening. There will be plenty of time to connect and share experiences with industry innovators, ERP specialists and QAD experts. You are sure to leave Explore having learned something new!